Death in Brittany : Commissioner Dupin

  • by Jean-Luc Bannalec
  • Narrated by Jean Brassard
  • Series: Commissioner Dupin
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Commissaire Georges Dupin, a Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, is not happy when he is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene of a curious murder. The local village of Pont-Aven - a sleepy community by the sea where everyone knows one other and nothing much seems to happen - is in shock. The legendary 91-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel, has been found dead.
A picture-perfect seaside village that played host to Gauguin in the 19th century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into an uproar. Dupin and his team identify five principal suspects, including a rising political star, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian. An obstinate detective whose unconventional methods include good food, good wine, and taking in plenty of sea air, Dupin finds his case further complicated when ongoing incidents compound the mystery. As he delves further into the lives of the victim and the suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and silence that belies the village's quaint image.
A delectable mystery, Death in Brittany transports listeners to the French coast, where you can practically smell the sea air and taste the perfectly cooked steak-frites.

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Where does Death in Brittany rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've given it 5 stars, so, obviously, I rank it highly among the audiobooks I've listened to


What was one of the most memorable moments of Death in Brittany?

It's not a book of "most memorable moments" but rather a book that slowly unfolds and believably moves toward its conclusion.


What does Jean Brassard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His accent. His accent. His apparent knowledge of Brittany. His apparent respect for the characters.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not a "moment" kind of book. I was drawn into the book from the first sentence to the last.


Any additional comments?

I hope to be able to listen to many more of this author's books.

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- Dr. William J. Kass

A Murder in Brittany Was Superb!

This was the first in the series of mysteries set in Brittany featuring Commissioner Dupin. It was an excellent who done it with a reader who evoked a true French feeling for the local. Dupin's character was beautifully drawn out and by the end of the novel you can't wait to read the next one. Dupin is frustrated with some of the people that he works with and he has a definite eye for the ladies. I can truly recommend this book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.